April 15, 2005

It has begun

The next gen has begun! Today, further info and pictures were revealed for the Xbox 360 (as its official name now is), as well as a mock-up for the Revolution that may or may not be real.

First the Xbox 360 info (thanks to Eurogamer.net):
"British sources have confirmed that the next generation Xbox is indeed called Xbox 360, that the logo is a simple, round nexus, and that the console itself has a concave design. And it's white. Maybe.
Many rumours have been circulating in the past months regarding Microsoft's next generation system, but let us now lay them all the rest. The name of Xbox's successor is Xbox 360, we can confirm, and the design of the machine is indeed a concave shape.
Speaking under conditions of strict anonymity, a British source privy to Microsoft's marketing documents has today confirmed the machine's name and previously rumoured details of the actual design.
The machine can stand upright and hollows in at the middle, like it's "sucking in its cheeks," our source told us today. Previous rumours had put the console as silver, although fresh information says the final design may be white. It's impossible to tell from the documents, the source went on to say.
According to the source, the rumoured slot for the hard drive - which was apparently at the top of the machine - is not obvious on the document, and the person was unable to clarify where the slot for discs actually appeared.
The logo is described as a simple, round nexus with "Xbox 360" written inside it. Previous rumours had simply the numbers "360" in the disc.
Microsoft will show the console for the first time in a half-hour special on MTV on May 12, a week ahead of E3. The company's press conference, on Monday, May 16, will be the first viewing of the console to the trade en bloc.
Xbox 360 is expected to receive a global release in late 2005.
When contacted today, Microsoft simply said that it does not comment on rumours and speculation relating to next generation product."

In addition, I've found a better picture of the new controller: http://gamesradar.msn.co.uk/media/gamesradar/xbox2controller124_1.jpg
It also seems that Microsoft has begun yet another online campaign with ourcolony.net. Similar to ilovebees, except it is for the Xbox 360, and is more of a game. Players are asked to join, or start their own colony with just 5 people (and expand from there). They then complete tasks for prizes (as in sneak peeks of the 360). The earlier picture of the controller as well as this http://www.ourcolony.net/thesecret/1426.jpg picture of Project Gotham 3, came from ourcolony.

The other thing is this picture http://www.gamercentric.com/img/2811_0_5257_1113482138.jpg of the Revolution that no one is sure is real or not. As well as these pictures of the PS3 http://home.btconnect.com/hgi/ps3/ps3imagery.html that are believed to be fake. Guess we'll know closer to E3


  1. I can't believe another E3 is almost here already. That means Ill be getting the E3 disc show soon and writing down the names of games I want. When is the E3 anyway?

  2. Confrence- May 17-19
    Expo- May 18-20

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